Xin Zhao Build Guide by Solly
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Xin Zhao Build
Not Updated For Current Season
The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.
What up guys its SwordFish bringing you the latest guide on Xin Zhao. This is my first PUBLISHED build, and I hope you will enjoy it. Each champion is special in their very own way (yes, even Karma), however Xin Zhao is more special than most. I play this champion a ton in top lane and sometimes in the jungle. He an excellent ganker and things. He is very strong early game, but can fall off later. This build prevents this "falling off," and should keep him strong throughout the game. If you like this build and/or have a large shlong, up-vote this guide.
These runes are pretty standard for a top-laner. The Magic Resist and Defense give some early resilience, while the flat attack damage provides the equivalent of a Long Sword and a half. Sound good? Cool beans. Change the runes to suit your play style.
I take offensive masteries because this build makes Xin rather tanky. The offensive masteries make up for damage lost through buying health in-game. Again, change things around if you want. This guide is not cement. Actually I suggest tweaking it game-by-game because each game is different.
I take Mercury's Treads because Xin's other items give him a decent amount of Defense. Having tenacity also helps one escape sticky situations. Take Tabi if the enemy team has a lot of AD.
Frozen Mallet is just fabulous. Health, AD, and an awesome slow. Take it always, it is key to Xin's swag.
Blade of the Ruined King is perfect for Xin and this build as well. The passive 5% Health dealt on hit is perfect for this build because it makes up for AD lost through buying health items.
Locket of the Iron Solari is cool. Health CDR and a bit of Health Regen. It will help a ton in late teamfights, and can be used to save yourself if needed.
Sunfire Cape is excellent on Xin. It gives him even more defense and health. It's passive helps a ton in teamfights. This can be replaced with Randuin's Omen if their carry is fed.
Atma's Impaler fits this build perfectly because it converts health into AD. This is the perfect item for this build, and it will make Xin into a tank bruiser assassin AD carry support teamfight winner.
Max Three Talon Strike and Battle Cry first. The other ability is just a gap closer. Always upgrade ult when available.
Take whatever spells you like. Honestly this changes person by person. I prefer Ignite and Flash because of the way they are.
Just take these two.
Xin's Ranked Play potential is decent. He has a ton of built in CC and his ult can reset a bad teamfight. Farm away in top lane and jab your enemy with that gap closing thing if they annoy you.
An important part of every game is teamfighting. A really awesome thing about Xin is his teamfight potential. I always initiate with that gap closing shenanigan on their AD CARRY and instantly ult. This will scatter their team, but leave their carry open and confuse them to all ends. Then continue to beat up their carry while their team tries to figure out what's going on. Don't forget to use Locket of the Iron Solari to make sure no one gets too hurt. Then boom, teamfight won.
Hope you liked my guide. If you did, vote it up! If you didn't, still vote it up! See you in diamond queue. I will also have you note that my guide is a rainbow. That is because I enjoy rainbows immensely. You can enjoy them with me, and we can be rainbros.